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Amina starts talks with Fifa to solve FKF impasse

FOOTBALL By Jonathan Komen | November 18th 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Amb. Amina Mohamed [photo courtesy]

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed yesterday held consultative meeting with Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura over Football Kenya Federation (FKF) disbandment.

The CS described the virtual meeting as “excellent”. She said: “All Government of Kenya decisions on football management remain in place and intact. Next meeting will be held next week.”

On Thursday, Amina disbanded FKF and appointed a 15-member Caretaker Committee.

The committee which will run football affairs in the country for six months is chaired by retired judge Aaron Ringera.

The move came even as Fifa warned Kenya of ban after Amina appointed the Caretaker Committee.

Fifa responded to issues raised by the Ministry of Sports to them and expressed their willingness to hold a meeting with FKF and Ministry as soon as possible so as to address concerns both sides may have and, all together, to decide on the way forward.

On Monday, Fifa said they will not recognise the Caretaker Committee appointed by the Ministry of Sports.

“I have been made aware of the appointment of the so called ‘caretaker committee’ together with its secretariat in lieu of elected FKF executive….I must highlight that the appointment of the caretaker committee is undoubtedly contrary to our principles according to which all our member associations, including FKF, are required to manage their affairs independently and without influence of any third parties,” read a letter from Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) also raised concerns over the arrest and prosecution of FKF president Nick Mwendwa.

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